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Jimmie Derral Coker
February 8, 1924 - August 1, 2005



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jeannie and rodger danielsBarbara Yates Howes
barbara yates howesLynnette Burks
Pat EllinghamBarbara Coker
Butch & Linda ShepherdDebra Penton
J.D. & Loire SheppardJim & Donna Nelson
Judy SmithLarry & Sue Vaughn
Marilyn Coker Bakernataliestepanski

 

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By: Larry & Sue Vaughn Aug 2, 2005
Marilyn, Wayne, Jeannie, Rodger, Patrick, Mary, Mike and Carie. We really didn't know Jimmie, but judging from you kids, he must be a very, very special person and we know you will miss him a whole lot. Our thoughts are with you and plese know that we will be praying for all of you daily.
By: Judy Smith Aug 2, 2005
Jeannie and Rodger I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Coker's passing. He was my boss for a few years during his years with the City of Pasadena and I enjoyed our conversations together. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sadness.
By: Debra Penton Aug 2, 2005
To The Coker Family: I am greatly saddened to hear of Mr. Coker's passing. He was a special person to me in the fact that he not only was my boss when I was employed with the City of Pasadena, he was my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.
By: Pat Ellingham Aug 2, 2005
Jeanne, My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. I admired and respected your Dad a great deal and enjoyed working for him. I also knew when he started picking on me and joking with me that he thought of me as a friend, as I did him.
By: J.D. & Loire Sheppard Aug 2, 2005
To the Coker Family - We are very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was very dear to us in the time we spent together. Jim was more like a father to the both of us than we ever had in our own lives. We understand that this is a difficult time but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.



J.D., Loire, Justin and Erik
By: Barbara Coker Aug 2, 2005
To: Children/Grandchildren of Jim Coker



Remember your father/grandfather as he was a few years ago. He loved life and lived large.



His many health problems didn`t slow him down for years. A lesser man would have given up on life years ago. He always was in a good mood and keep his spirits.



Deepest sympathy and love to you all.



Barbara Coker
By: Jim & Donna Nelson Aug 2, 2005
He was not only a great boss to my wife when she worked for the City of Pasadena, he became a great friend to us both. He was always a very fair man who stood behind his employees and friends. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.



He had so many health problems in is later years that a lesser man would have just given up. He will always be remembered as a strong man who loved and enjoyed life.



Our heart goes out to his children and grandchildren who he loved so very much. We know that words cannot truly express the grief you are feeling at this time.



We send our sincere love to you all during this sad time.
By: Marilyn Baker Aug 2, 2005
During the past several years Dad's health was very poor. As a favor to me he allowed us kids to relocate him to an assisted living home in Conroe and sell his house. He slept much easier knowing there was someone near 24/7 to help him should he need it. Dialysis was extremely difficult for him these past few months. His constant enemy was his horrible arthritis pain. This past Saturday morning his shoulder pain was very hurtful and he had a temperature, indictive of an infection. Unfortunately, we discovered later in the day that he had been having a heart attack, also. He was in really good spirits Saturday evening and again on Sunday evening. All of us kids were there to visit and even one of the great grand girls, Brittney. I broke the hospital rules and carried her down to his ICU room and waved to him from the doorway, which he really got a kick out of.



He was being readied for his dialysis treatment when Mary, my sister-in-law, and I arrived Monday morning at 9:00 am. He gave me an order to go and buy him a new watch, his had stopped working sometime Sunday, which I promptly informed him no and that as long as he was on the dialysis machine I was staying nearby. He then asked me to rub lotion on his itchy and swollen right leg,ankle and foot. And as long as I was at it to lightly scratch it, which I did. He made the comment " ooh that feels so good" struggled a bit and was gone.



His greatest fear was of being alone when he left this world. He had three good looking women in the room with him and he was getting an itchy spot scratched. He went home around 9:15am and was pronounced a few minutes later. He was so very tired of hurting from his arthritis. His big old heart just wore out.



We talked once about all the things that he had done in his life and all the things that had happened to him. The comment that I remeber most was that he had "lived" and "experienced" life, the good and the not so good and for that he was grateful. He was the last of his family's generation and was lonely for his family and friends that had gone on before him. I think now he is probably engineering some streets of "gold" or at least "advising" on how they should be built.



He will be missed!

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